Line One: How childhood nutrition affects chronic illness
Childhood chronic illness affects 40% of school-aged children and adolescents. Nutrition, movement, environmental toxins and genetics play a role in this progression.
Line One: All things poop
Have you ever wondered if your bowel movements are normal? Is it too soft? Too hard? A weird color? Is it painful? We'll discuss bowel movements, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.
Line One: Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators advocate for vaccination
On the next installment of Alaska Public Media's Talk to your Neighbor series, members of the Alaska Coalition of BIPOC Educators discuss how they're getting the word out about vaccination in schools and in the community.
Line One: Making your ‘crazy’ work for you
In "Making Your Crazy Work for You," the authors explain that by confronting and understanding the root causes of our unhelpful behavior, we can learn how to embrace healthy and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others.
Line One: All about sleep
Difficulty sleeping has affected all of us at one time or another. Lack of sleep or inadequate sleep can have drastic consequences for our day to day functioning as well as our overall health and happiness.
Line One: Dan Millman’s ‘Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit’
Author Dan Millman's first book, The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior, introduced the idea that the moment is all that really exists and that the quality of our moments become the quality of our lives. Millman's new book explains how people can use the “peaceful warrior way” to transform their lives.
Line One: Youth mental health and substance abuse in Alaska
With an estimated 75% of adult mental health problems developing before the age of 25, early and effective intervention is critical for a child’s future physical and emotional health. Volunteers of America Alaska works to fill in some of the resource gaps in Alaska.
Line One: Dr. Zink provides updates on vaccination and hospital capacity
Now that the COVID vaccine is approved for children ages 5 to 11, a lot of parents are having tough but good discussions with each other and their children, so what should you do? Alaska's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink answers your questions.
Line One: ‘Why do I feel this way?’ When and how to seek mental health services
In Alaska, the overwhelming need for mental health resources is growing, but the capacity for care is stretched thin.
Line One: Flourishing with mental illness
In her new book, From Survive to Thrive, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Psychiatrist Dr. Margaret Chisolm details evidence-based principles that help people living with mental illness not only improve their well being but flourish in their lives.
How the pandemic is impacting health care workers’ mental health
Trauma is taking a serious toll on health care workers across the country. The constant exposure to death, and the sense of powerlessness that comes from watching patients die alone, has caused a spike of resignations and staffing shortages that only heightens the stress and pressure felt by those who remain on the front lines.
A new approach to thinking about brain health and the aging brain
The authors of American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society argue that the cure for Alzheimer's Disease will not be found in pharmaceuticals but in our ability to live our lives in a way that promotes positive Brain Health.
LISTEN: ‘Shining a light’ on suicide awareness
Suicide effects nearly all of us at some point in lives, and its impact is felt throughout our communities in Alaska. Whether you yourself have struggled with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, or you know someone who has, its vital to know that help is available and where to find it.
LISTEN: COVID updates from a medical professional
A year and a half after COVID-19 shut down America, it seems to be as strong as ever. The numbers continue to rise and our hospitals are overflowing once again. What do we need to know about the Delta variant and breakthrough infections? Does vaccine effectiveness fade? What’s the story on booster shots and unverified treatments?
LISTEN: Deescalating situations with E.A.R.
Like it or not, dealing with angry, upset people is inevitable. Learning some simple skills can help deal with high conflict situations in an effective way.
LISTEN: The impact of nutrition on wellness
What is the key to nutrition and fitness that eludes us? Does one specific diet exist that is guaranteed to lead to health and wellness?
LISTEN: Navigating assisted living for seniors
Assisted-living homes are highly flexible and supportive communities that offer staff support for activities. As our population ages, it's becoming a popular option for seniors nationwide. What services are available in Alaska?
LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation part 2
Author Jessica Lahey returns for a closer look at addiction prevention. When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? And what are the right things to do when it comes to protecting your children from addiction.
LISTEN: Treating infertility in Alaska
In Alaska, patients must travel out of state for advanced infertility treatment. Fortunately, there are infertility services to bridge this gap and provide much needed evaluation and treatment options within the state.
LISTEN: The Addiction Inoculation
When and how should we talk to our children about addiction? How much should we tell them about our own stories? Author Jessica Lahey discusses raising healthy kids in a culture of dependence.